Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
26th Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry
Organized at Harrisburg and volunteered for the emergency
Mustered into United States service June 22 1863
Mustered out July 30 1863
Co. A recruited from Pennsylvania College and Gettysburg
Total enrollment 743
Captured and missing at Gettysburg Campaign
176 officers and men
The first Union regiment to engage the Confederates
at Gettysburg and delaying their advance one day
Reached Gettysburg June 25 in advance of the Army of the Potomac on the morning of June 26. Marched out the Chambersburg Pike and met the rebel column at Marsh Creek and forced by overwhelming numbers to withdraw. In the afternoon on the Hunterstown Road had a severe engagement with the Rebel cavalry inflicting upon them some loss. Reached Harrisburg June 28 having marched sixty consecutive hours and skirmished with the enemy. June 30 advanced from Harrisburg after the Rebels in retreat.
Erected 1892 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 39° 49.857′ N, 77° 14.218′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30) near West Street, on the right when traveling east. Located at the intersection of Chambersburg Pike, Springs Avenue, and West Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gettysburg Post Office and the Civil War (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chambersburg Pike to the Lincoln Highway (about 600 feet away); Round Top Branch of the Gettysburg & Harrisburg Railroad (about 700 feet away); C.W. Hoffman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Stevens Log House (approx. 0.2 miles away); T.T. Tate House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ice House Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Street “Colored” School 1884-1932 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 26th Emergency Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg
Also see . . .
1. 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry Regiment. Address given at the dedication of the main monument in Gettysburg to the Regiment in 1892. Provides a narrative of the actions the Emergency infantry participated in, leading up to the battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Muster of the 26th Militia Regiment in 1863 (Submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,394 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.